Discipline hearings are held at the College of Optometrists of Ontario, 65 St. Clair Ave. E., Suite 900, Toronto (unless a different venue is indicated), and are open to the public. Hearing dates will be posted once they are determined.
For more information, contact Eyal Birenberg at 416-962-4071, extension 61, or EBirenberg@collegeoptom.on.ca.
To view the guidelines for discipline hearings at the College, and the rules of procedure, please click here (PDF).
Les audiences disciplinaires, tenues à l’Ordre des optométristes sont ouverts au public. Les dates d’audience seront affichées dès qu’elles sont déterminées.
Pour plus d’informations, appelez Eyal Birenberg au (416) 962-4071, poste 61, ou EBirenberg@collegeoptom.on.ca.
Current Hearing Schedule*
*This schedule is subject to change
Member: Dr. Gordon Ng
Referral Date: May 3, 2017
On May 3, 2017, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee referred the following specified allegations of professional misconduct to the Discipline Committee:
1. In respect of the patient A, Dr. Ng has committed an act or acts of professional misconduct as provided by subsection 51(1)(a) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991 c. 18; in that on February 26, 2016, he was found guilty of two offences (relevant to his suitability to practise optometry) of knowingly giving false information in an application, return or statement made to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan or the General Manager for the Plan, contrary to subsection 43(3) of the Health Insurance Act, S.O. 1990 c. H. 6, which is an offence pursuant to section 44 of the Health Insurance Act; and
2. In respect of the patients A, B and C in or about 2009, 2010 and 2011, Dr. Ng has committed an act or acts of professional misconduct as provided by subsection 51(1)(c) of the Health Professions Procedural Code being Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, S.O. 1991 c. 18; and defined in:
a. Paragraph 1.28 of Ontario Regulation 119/94 in that he submitted or allowed to be submitted an account for professional services that he knows or ought to have known is false and misleading;
b. Paragraph 1.24 of Ontario Regulation 119/94 in that he failed to make or maintain records in accordance with Part IV;
c. Paragraph 1.39 of Ontario Regulation 119/94 in that he engaged in conduct or performed an act that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable, unprofessional or unethical.
Hearing dates to be posted when available.